Jerry Glenn Barlow, 66, of Center, Texas, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2023, in Center, Texas, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on June 1, 1956, in Center, Texas, to the late Jim Barlow and Johnny Hailey Bailey.
Graveside service will be held at Antioch Cemetery, San Augustine, on Monday, February 13, 2023, at 3PM. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 2PM on Monday, February 13, 2023, at Antioch Cemetery, San Augustine.
Jerry passed away at his home in Center, Texas, after a long illness. Jerry loved hunting, fishing and his game roosters and hens as long as it had to do with the outdoors. No one was going to mow his yard but himself because he enjoyed being on his mower for his piece of mind. Jerry met his wife Rhonda at a convenient store on e night that she had worked at. He was bound and determined he was going out with her. He went in the store and asked her for her name and her answer was “none of your damn business”! Well, that made him more determined. He won her over after a while. They met July 1978 and got married in June of 1979. They were married over 43 years. They had their ups and downs but stayed together through it all.
Jerry loved being around his grandchildren, watching them grow. Their little smiles can always put a smile on your heart. Jerry worked for W.H. and Dan Fassell at San Augustine Motor Company for 19 years before deciding to come to Center and work for Ray and Kevin Jones at Center Motor Company so he could be close to home to be with his mom as her health needed him. He worked for Center Motor Company for 23 years before retiring in 2021.
He is survived by his loving wife, Rhonda Barlow; son, Marc Leach; sisters, Lillian Williams, Clara Clary; brother, Bobby Barlow; sister in law, Mary Rushing; grandchildren, Jazlynn Babin and Travis Henkel, Victorian “Tori” and Jacob Jackson. Sidney Leach; great grandchildren, Anna Henkel, Damon Henkel, Adley Jackson, Kaston Jackson, Levvie Jackson; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.
Jerry is preceded in death by his father, Jim Barlow; mother, Johnny Hailey Bailey; stepfather, J.H. Bailey; sister, Estelle Caraway; brother in laws, Ray Williams and Franky Rushing.